Regional Briefs – July 21, 2016

NYC Warns Expectant Women On Travel To Zika Areas

NEW YORK – NYC is urging expectant women to delay travel to areas affected by the Zika virus, which is known to cause miscarriage and serious birth defects, The Associated Press reported. Of the 2,000 expectant women who have traveled to Zika-affected areas tested by the city, 41 have the Zika virus.

Protesters Sit in at NYPD Union Building; 10 Arrested

NEW YORK – Ten anti-police protesters were arrested during a sit-in Wednesday at the NYPD’s union headquarters for chaining themselves to the lobby, the Daily News reported. The protest was organized by the Black Youth Project 100 and a Million Hoodies.

Amish Horse-Drawn Buggy Rear-Ended by Car

HARMONY, N.Y. – An Amish man from Pennsylvania was injured Wednesday when the horse-drawn buggy he was operating was rear-ended by a car, WKBW reported. Amos Shelter, 52, was airlifted to a hospital. The horse wasn’t seriously injured. The driver wasn’t charged.

Hofstra Invites Ohio Students to Presidential Debate

DAYTON, Ohio – Hofstra University in New York, which will replace Ohio’s Wright State University as host of the first presidential debate in September, offered Tuesday to allow 15 WSU students to attend the event, The Associated Press reported. Wright’s president called the offer “very generous.”